Author Archives: Andrew Wagaman

Aldon Smith, Justin Smith speak up at Super Bowl media sessions

Aldon Smith accepts the violence of football. He embraces it. The San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker and former Missouri standout wouldn’t be in New Orleans this week to play in Super Bowl XLVII otherwise. So despite the many cautionary tales … Continue reading

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Report: Dorial Green-Beckham to pick Missouri

The Tulsa World‘s John E. Hoover, a University of Oklahoma football beat reporter, tweeted on Monday morning that a source told him Dorial Green-Beckham will pick Missouri. Green-Beckham, a wide receiver from Hillcrest (Springfield) High considered the top recruit in … Continue reading

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Alden, Kansas City leaders meet to discuss future

Mike Alden met with Kansas City leaders on Wednesday to re-emphasize Missouri’s interest in continuing to hold athletic events in the city. The Kansas City Star reported that though no definite plans were made, the group left convinced Alden was … Continue reading

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Missouri football bowl practice notebook

As we reported on Saturday, the Missouri football team began practicing again on Friday and continued through Sunday. It will take a four-day break for finals before starting up again next Friday. Sheldon Richardson dodges draft On Friday I asked … Continue reading

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Gary Pinkel: What we can take from the Penn State scandal

On Monday, Missouri football head coach Gary Pinkel said that if there was anything to come from the Penn State scandal, in which former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is charged with molesting young boys, it is educating children at an … Continue reading

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Five from the film room: Oklahoma State 45, Missouri 24

Momentary excitement in the film room From the press box, Missouri’s comeback at the end of the first half and beginning of the second caused pause. There wasn’t too much of a stir, though — those who had begun to … Continue reading

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TCU to join Big 12 tonight?

The Associated Press has reported that TCU is expected to announce it will move to the Big 12 conference Monday night. TCU has scheduled a “major announcement” for Monday night at 6 p.m. The school did give details, but Athletics … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Big Ten standing pat, Missouri wishes it wasn’t

The big headline on Wednesday was “Report: Missouri hopes to join SEC, wanted a Big Ten invite the most.” In other news, “Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25.” Obviously Missouri’s first choice was the Big … Continue reading

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If Missouri leaves Big 12, future of Kansas rivalry foggy at best

The question remains unanswered of what would happen to the Missouri-Kansas rivalry if Missouri leaves the Big 12 conference for the SEC, which after Tuesday’s Board of Curators meeting is likely. Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger and other athletic department officials … Continue reading

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Brady Deaton says he is not resigning as Big 12 chairman

From his front doorstep Thursday night, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton told the Missourian that there is no truth to the rumor he is resigning as the chairman of Big 12 Conference Board of Directors. “That’s not true at all,” Deaton … Continue reading

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